Helen Barefoot

Role: Deputy Director of the Learning and Teaching Innovation Centre

Institution: University of Hertfordshire

Email: h.barefoot@herts.ac.uk

Key areas of expertise:

I have responsibility for CPD activity for academic staff and am interested in developing processes and strategies which enhance student learning without being a burden to busy staff members.

I am interested in ensuring our students have appropriate graduate skills which enhance their employability prospects and have developed guidance and resources on assessment and feedback.

I am a very strong advocate of inclusive practice and I currently lead a University wide project to support Black and Minority Ethnic student success. It is essential that we address the attainment gap between white and BME students and I want to ensure that all our students have the opportunity to achieve to their full potential. I continue to teach Neuroscience and am keen to inspire and motivate students in their understanding of the workings of the brain.

I became a Principal Fellow of the HEA in July 2013 and lead the University’s CPD Framework enabling assessment and award of HEA Fellowships at Associate, Fellow and Senior levels.

Research interests:

Assessment and Feedback
Technology Enhanced Learning
Inclusive Practice

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